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William L. Buford, Jr., PhD, PE

adj_Faculty-BufordProfessor Adjunct
Orthopaedics Biomechanics Laboratory


1968 B.S., United States Air Force Academy
1976 M.S., California State University, Sacramento
1984 Ph.D., Louisiana State University


1980 Certified Clinical Engineer

Current Professional Activities

Member, American Society of Biomechanics
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Computer Society

Selected Publications

  1. Buford, W.L., Jr., Ivey, F.M., Nakamura, T., Patterson, R.M., Nguyen, D., "Internal/External Rotation Moment Arms of Muscles at the Knee-Moment Arms for the Normal Knee and the ACL Deficient Knee," The Knee, August 2001.
  2. Grecula, M.J., Morris, R.J., Laughlin, J.C., Buford, W.L., Jr., Patterson, R.M., "Femoral Surface Strain in Intact Composite Femurs: A Custom Computer Analysis of the Photoelastic Coating Technique," IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering, 47(7): 926-33, 2000.
  3. Simmons, D.J., Yang, J., Yang, S., Bi, L.X., Buford, W.L., Crowther, R.S., Carney, D.H., "Thrombin Peptide Significantly Accelerates Repair of Fresh Fractures in Rats," Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, 24, 1998.
  4. Bell-Krotoski, J.A., Buford, W.L., Jr., "The Force/Time Relationship of Clinically Used Sensory Testing Instruments: A Revision and Update," Journal of Hand Therapy, 10(4): 297-309, 1997.
  5. Buford, W.L., Jr., Ivey, F.M., Malone, D.J. and Nguyen, D., "The Effect of Total Knee Arthroplasty Upon Muscle Moment Arm Balance at the Knee," The American Society of Biomechanics Conference Proceedings, 211-212, October 17-19, 1996.